Film Noir on DVD - Warner & Fox

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  1. gusse

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    The first news about Warners second Film Noir Collection:

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2005-03-13-film-noir-main_x.htm

    "The new collection will once again consist of five films, available individually ($20 each) or as a box set ($50). Most of the films come from the Warner-owned RKO library, including Crossfire, the 1947 murder mystery starring Robert Young and Robert Mitchum.”




    Can anyone tell me how I can find out witch movies Warner/RKO have at their disposal in their library? I'd like to have a look so I can start to dream about their future releases :glasses:


    ...The same thing goes for Fox and their line of Film Noirs, is there a way of scanning their librarys aswell? :confused:
     
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  3. Lyle Horowitz

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  4. life_o_petey

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    i don't know who has the rights to them, but i'm hoping for Kiss of Death and new releases of Naked City and Brute Force.
     
  5. life_o_petey

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    Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume Two for 5th July 2005. Hollywood’s legendary tough guys and femme fatales collide again with this second collection which includes five smouldering classics, all new to DVD and all digitally remastered: Born to Kill, Clash By Night, Crossfire, Dillinger and The Narrow Margin.

    The movies star film noir icons Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Lawrence Tierney and Claire Trevor, among others, and feature commentaries from film historians and directors including Robert Wise on Born To Kill Peter Bogdanovich, with archival contributions from Fritz Lang, on Clash By Night; John Milius on Dillinger and William Friedkin and Richard Fleischer on The Narrow Margin.

    In addition to the Collection, John Boorman’s (Deliverance, Excalibur) classic neo-noir, Point Blank, will also make its DVD debut featuring commentary from Boorman and director Steven Soderbergh.

    Titles will be available in both a five-disc set, for $49.92 SRP, or individually for $19.97 SRP.

    About The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume Two

    Born to Kill (1947)
    Director Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Sound of Music, West Side Story) showed his versatility with this dark gem -- a mix of heiress sisters, stone-hearted men, needy hangers-on and illicit but inevitable love. Walter Slezak portrays the verse-quoting shamus and Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney are lovers who play with fire… and burn their names forever into film-noir lore.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by film historian Eddie Muller with archival contributions by director Robert Wise
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


    Clash by Night (1952)
    Film noir master Fritz Lang (M, The Big Heat, Ministry of Fear) directs Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and rising star Marilyn Monroe in a stark tale of lives burnished by human emotion and shattered by human failings. Intense and powerfully realistic, Clash by Night (from a Clifford Odets play) is about many towns and many families, all serene on the surface but boiling underneath with desperation.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich with archival contributions by director Fritz Lang
    Theatrical Trailer
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


    Crossfire (1947)
    Robert Mitchum, Robert Young and Robert Ryan star in this landmark film noir nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Edward Dmytryk (Murder, My Sweet) directs, draping the genre’s stylistic backdrops and flourishes around the controversial subject of anti-Semitism, a topic rarely explored in American films.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini with archival contributions by director Edward Dmytryk
    Featurette Crossfire: Hate is like a Gun
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


    Dillinger (1945)
    Oscar-nominated for its screenplay, this is a bullet-paced story of the legendary gangster whose crimes captivated and terrified the nation. Lawrence Tierney plays the title role, breaking free of screen anonymity and moving into a 50-year tough-guy career that would range from Born to Kill up through Reservoir Dogs.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by filmmaker John Milius (director of the 1973 Dillinger) with archival contributions by writer Philip Yordan
    Theatrical Trailer
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


    The Narrow Margin (1952)
    The Oscar-nominated story, directed by Richard Fleischer (Fantastic Voyage, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and scripted by his frequent collaborator Earl Felton, zigzags with surprise turns. Film noir favorite Charles McGraw plays a cop guarding a gangster’s moll (fellow genre icon Marie Windsor) as she travels west to testify before a grand jury. Also riding the Pullmans are two determined hit men who know the moll is on the train but don’t know what she looks like. The film was remade in 1990 with Gene Hackman and Anne Archer.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by filmmaker William Friedkin with archival contributions by director Richard Fleischer
    Theatrical Trailer
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


    Point Blank (1967)
    Based on Donald E. Westlake’s novel The Hunter, Point Blank is an edgy neo-noir that merges a classic revenge story with imaginative New Wave style. Directed by John Boorman (Deliverance), Point Blank stars Lee Marvin in full anti-hero mode as a thief out for payback. The film also features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Angie Dickenson, Carroll O’Connor and Keenan Wynn.

    DVD special features include:
    Commentary by directors John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh
    Vintage Featurettes: The Rock Part 1 and The Rock Part 2
    Theatrical Trailer
    Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
     
  6. hell ya!

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    I'll be picking up both the boxset and Point Blank. :banana:
     
  7. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Shit. I can't afford this. I guess that's why I have credit cards!
     

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